The Craft Patch: Large, Inexpensive DIY Aspen Tree Wall Art

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Large, Inexpensive DIY Aspen Tree Wall Art

Big art can be so expensive. I've been looking for something to hang on the big wall above my couch for a while now, and since I couldn't find anything to buy that was in my price range, I decided to make something instead. I created a pretty aspen tree scene!

I love how my DIY wall art turned out and it was so inexpensive... I made the whole thing for less than $10. I also love that I could choose the exact size I wanted. The finished size is 3 feet by 5 feet. That's a BIG piece of wall art! 

Want to make one too? Here's how you can craft your very own big DIY aspen tree wall art:


- Black or charcoal craft paint
- Paint brush
- Scissors
- Yardstick

Begin by unrolling the foam sheet and taping it to a hard surface to keep it flat. Using a yardstick or other straight edge, draw a 3 inch border around the outside edges. Then draw your aspen trees. I looked up a picture online to use as a reference. I found that I had a hard time distinguishing between the trees and the background, so I colored my trees in a little bit to help me see which ones to cut and which to leave.

Cut out the negative space with a pair of scissors without cutting through the outside border. 

When everything is cut out, use a small brush and craft paint to add knots and bark details. 

As soon as the paint is dry, it's ready to hang on the wall! I used masking tape, but it started coming down after a few days, so I would recommend those Velcro Command Strips.

Not bad for $10, don't you think?

I love the wintery feel of this art, and plan to leave it up until spring!

Since this DIY wall art is super lightweight, it's perfect for a dorm room or rental apartment because you can easily hang it without damaging walls.

Now that I've had it hanging up for a while, I think I want to build a barn wood frame for it. Wouldn't that look great?!

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